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Pink Catawba

Pink Catawba Wine Details
Price: $8.49 per bottle

Description: Gold Medal - 2007 San Francisco Chronicle, CA. Light, sweet and full of the famous Catawba flavor. Great after-dinner or dessert wine.

Varietal Definition
This was perhaps the earliest discovered native American grape, growing wild in Ohio and New York valleys, but it has since been surpassed by the Concord as the most widely planted native East Coast grape varietal. It primarily is used to make off-dry or sweet red wines, with a pronounced foxy (a unique aroma/flavor profile variously described as wild and musky) labrusca flavor. A number of producers also utilize this grape to make sparkling wine.


Todd says...
This is another home run by Stone Hill. Although the tasting notes portrait this as a dessert wine it is less sweet than advertised and is perfect for an afternoon drink. The winery has eliminated the 'foxy' character of the grape so that a smooth grape flavor remains. The catawba nose and finish are still discernable to make this a great American wine.

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